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Childermas

[ chil-der-muhs ]
/ ˈtʃɪl dər məs /
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noun Chiefly British.

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Origin of Childermas

before 1000; Middle English chyldermasse, equivalent to Old English cildra (genitive plural of cildchild) + mæsseMass
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childermas
/ (ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs) /

noun

archaic Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28

Word Origin for childermas

Old English cylda-mæsse, from cildra, genitive plural of child, + mæsse Mass
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